An in-depth look with video at Swift’s latest super bike, the SwiftCarbon Neurogen.
The stealthy looking Neurogen is brand new for 2013. It was developed in CFD using NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) profiles modified with trip edges and Kamm tails to control the airflow while retaining tube shapes that give Swift’s trademark ride quality.
The Neurogen was tested relentlessly by former road pro and CEO of Swift, Mark Blewett, who told us: “As well as aerodynamics, we focused a lot of attention on making the Neurogen handle and fit perfectly. If the fit fatigues the rider more than it makes them faster, all talk of aero features quickly becomes moot.”
Ultra-high modulus Toray T1000 and Mitsubishi MR40 carbon fibres are used to give excellent pedalling rigidity, steering accuracy and weight, so the Neurogen is ideal for hilly courses. “Our pro triathletes say it’s the stiffest, liveliest bike they’ve ever ridden,” adds Mark.
The Neurogen is supplied as a frameset with the new Rotor Flow aerodynamic crankset and Swift’s reversible seatpost. It uses the latest Tektro TTV 65 aero V-brakes which are optimised for wide-profile wheels. An even more aerodynamic non-UCI legal fork will be available in 2013. Swift athlete Romain Guillaume led the bike leg at Kona 2012 on his Neurogen on the way to 17th overall
Gears SRAM Red
Brakes Tektro TTV 65
Wheels Mavic CC80
Finishing kit 3T Vento II bar/stem, Prologo Nago Evo TTR saddle
Price £2,800 (frameset)
For more information, please visit www.swiftcarbon.com
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